Culture-to-Community - Information for K-12 Schools
Culture-to-Community is a program that provides students in the kindergarten to grade 12 school system in Newfoundland and Labrador with access to other cultures through direct, in-person contact with Memorial University students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Are you a teacher? Do you have curriculum outcomes that we can help with?
Memorial University's new immigrant and international students come from more than 90 countries and have expertise and experience in many areas. One of our student volunteers could travel to your class to talk about their country, culture, faith, or experience with topics of global significance. It's a great learning opportunity for your students!
Our volunteers: Right now we have 18 student volunteers who have been approved into the Culture-to-Community Educational Outreach Program and they have all attended our orientation to help them prepare for their upcoming school presentations. They are from 11 countries (India, China, Pakistan, Iran, Bosnia, Ukraine, Italy, Columbia, Mexico, Jamaica, and Ethiopia), they practice four different religions, and speak thirteen languages. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to get out into the schools.
To Apply: We have been receiving and approving school applications as they come in. Although most of our funding has already been allocated schools around the province are encouraged to apply. Since we plan to visit each provincial school district we particularly hope to receive applications from Labrador.
For more information on the Culture-to-Community Educational Outreach Program please contact:
Zaren Healey White, MA
Educational Outreach Coordinator
International Student Advising Office
Tel: (709) 864-3035
This program is generously supported by:
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